Labneh with (rose petal) jam

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pomegranates & Artichokes: Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy

By Saghar Setareh

Published 2023

  • About

Whether we call it labneh as they do in Arabic, or suzma in Central Asia, or mast-è chekideh (literally ‘strained yoghurt’) in Iran, or simply Greek yoghurt, this fermented (and often strained) milk is the glue that connects all of Central Asia, the Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Levant — and even the Balkans and beyond.

From dressing all sorts of borani, to dumplings and grilled meat, yoghurt is omnipresen